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2020 Summer Reading Program Presentations

About the performers

Fees and Grant info


Music of Shakespeare's Time


Past Performances

Comments about past performances

School, Library, Family Programs

For the 2020 Collaborative Summer Library Program theme, "Imagine Your Story" our programs feature Renaissance music and instruments. These shows will be available from the spring of 2020 to the spring of 2021.

All programs feature replica Renaissance instruments and commentary about the instruments and music selections.

Anne & Rob Burns as A Reasonable Facsimile Present

A Family Concert
"Sing Happily Ever After"

Nan and Robin Piper are happy to sing and play for you! These town musicians
of Shakespeare's day, played by Anne and Rob Burns, A Reasonable Facsimile,
present lively, danceable music that the audience can sing and clap along with.
All ages will be tickled and fascinated by the unique instruments and songs in
the concert Sing Happily Ever After. The costumed performers bring history
alive with instruments from the Renaissance: shawm, drum, crumhorn, bagpipe,
gittern, recorder and more.

Join us for this summer concert, and we will send you on your way . . . singing happily ever after!


Anne & Rob Burns each received a Bachelor of Arts degree with a concentration in Early Music from Oakland University. They specialize in the music of the Renaissance and the Colonial era as the duo A Reasonable Facsimile. They have received wide acclaim for their unique school and library programs.

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The base price for one performance with the duo is $375.

Mileage will be charged to locations over 50 miles from Clarkston, Michigan. Overnight accommodations, if necessary.

SHARE! Discount for two neighboring libraries booking music programs on the same day: subtract $50 each library. The libraries also split mileage and accommodations costs. Share with a library already on our calendar, or set up a new day with a neighbor.

To calculate the mileage fee use an online map service, entering Clarkston MI as starting address, and the library address as destination address. From the resulting one-way distance, subtract 50 miles, then multiply remaining mileage by the current standard mileage rate: $1.15 ($1.15 = 57.5¢ per mile each way).



E-mail us with your first and second choices of available dates and times.

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